What is the AutoCheck Score?

Only AutoCheck vehicle history reports include the AutoCheck Score, a tool that enables you to understand a vehicle's past quickly and easily, compare it to other vehicles, and lower the risk of buying a vehicle with undetected problems.

Your vehicle's history can affect your vehicle's AutoCheck Score. Factors that can negatively influence the Score include:

  • Accidents

  • Mileage

  • Title brands such as salvaged or rebuilt title

  • Problems with the odometer such as rollback or broken odometer

  • Frame damage

  • Water damage

  • Whether the vehicle has been branded as a lemon

  • Whether the vehicle has ever been stolen or repossessed

  • Whether the vehicle has ever been used as a police or taxi vehicle

Think of the AutoCheck Score as a rating summarizing the longer list of report data. Paired with the AutoCheck Score Range, the AutoCheck Score allows you to quickly compare vehicles of similar age and class.

The AutoCheck Score is based on a number of key factors, including:

  • Age - In general, the older the car, the lower the Score.

  • Vehicle Class - Compact cars look nothing like pickup trucks. Their breakdown history can be just as different.

  • Mileage - In general, the more miles a vehicle has, the lower the Score, compared to similar vehicles.

  • Number of Owners - Our data tell us the typical number of owners that vehicles generally have over time. If a car has had more than the expected number, that can cause the Score to decrease.

  • Vehicle Use and Events - Other factors such as taxi use, accidents, repossession and theft history also affect the AutoCheck Score.

Where does AutoCheck get its data?

Developed by Experian, a global leader in information solutions, AutoCheck vehicle history reports are highly valued by thousands of auto dealers, leading U.S. auto auctions, and manufacturer certified pre-owned programs using the reports everyday to ensure they are bringing their customers the very best vehicles available.

AutoCheck vehicle history reports provide essential data from extensive sources:

  • Data is compiled from many sources including the Department of Motor Vehicles, auctions, insurance companies and other independent sources.

  • Police-reported accident information is available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Critical information on storm-damaged vehicles and vehicles registered in Federal Emergency Management Agency storm damage areas at the time of major storm events.